Three more deaths and 200 further coronavirus cases recorded in Doncaster

The number of coronavirus cases in Doncaster increased by 200 in the last 24 hours, official figures show – and three more deaths were recorded.

Tuesday, 21st December 2021, 5:06 pm

A total of 60,254 people had been confirmed as testing positive for Covid-19 in Doncaster when the UK coronavirus daily dashboard was updated on December 21 (Tuesday), up from 60,054 on Monday.

The rate of infection in Doncaster now stands at 19,264 cases per 100,000 people, higher than the England average of 17,348.

Across the UK, the number of recorded cases increased by 89,022 over the period, to 11,542,143.

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It means there have been six deaths in the past week

There were also three more coronavirus deaths recorded in the latest 24-hour period in Doncaster.

The dashboard shows 969 people had died in the area by December 21 (Tuesday) – up from 966 on Monday.

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It means there have been six deaths in the past week, which is a decrease on nine the previous week.

They were among 13,067 deaths recorded across Yorkshire and The Humber.

The figures include anyone who died within 28 days of a positive test result for Covid-19, and whose usual residence was in Doncaster.

Daily death counts are revised each day, with each case backdated to the actual date of death.

The figures also show that three-quarters of people in Doncaster have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The latest figures show 212,581 people had received both jabs by December 20 (Monday) – 75 per cent of those aged 12 and over, based on the number of people on the National Immunisation Management Service database.

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